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  • December 16, 2008


    Three seniors earn top honors

    Receiving Outstanding Senior Awards the day before their graduation were Karissa Dorleus, communication sciences and disorders, who was chosen to give the commencement student address; Bradley Hutt, athletic training and kinesiology, and Macy Wendler, apparel design. More than 100 Human Ecology students received bachelor of science degrees in fall ceremonies Dec. 13.

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  • December 11, 2008

    Research links childhood obesity, asthma

    MANHATTAN - A Kansas State University graduate student has found a correlation between childhood obesity and asthma. Sara Rosenkranz, doctoral student in human nutrition, Manhattan, conducted research that found that healthy children with higher levels of body fat and lower levels of physical activity had greater amounts of airway narrowing after exercise. "Kids who are […]

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  • December 4, 2008

    Food safety research helped land bio-defense lab to Manhattan

    MANHATTAN -- Kansas State University's solid reputation as a leader in animal health and food safety research is stronger than ever with the announcement of K-State as the site for the relocation of a federal animal health laboratory. The National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility, known as NBAF, will be located adjacent to the K-State campus, […]

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  • December 4, 2008

    Researchers develop home food model to help prevent childhood obesity

    MANHATTAN -- What parents make available for their children to eat can contribute to an obesity-prone home food environment, according to researchers at Kansas State University. The researchers say that when it comes to childhood obesity, a multitude of factors affect the food children consume in the home. "Many people view healthful eating and physical […]

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  • December 3, 2008

    Three tapped for Outstanding Senior Award

    MANHATTAN -- Kansas State University's College of Human Ecology will recognize three seniors with the Outstanding Senior Award at the college's fall graduation honors and student awards presentation at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12, in Justin Hall's Hoffman Lounge. The college recognizes outstanding seniors for not only their educational commitment, but their professional growth and […]

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  • June 6, 2008

    Shawnee county 4-H family earns state honor

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - A Shawnee County, Kan., family - Dan and Charlene Patton and their daughters Jana, Krista, Megan and Lori - has been selected as the Kansas 4-H Family of the Year. The award is given annually by the Kansas 4-H Foundation and was presented at the Emerald Circle Banquet June 5 in Manhattan, […]

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  • May 15, 2008

    K-State offering athletic training camp for high school students

    MANHATTAN -- High school students have the opportunity to learn about taping, rehydration, stretching and other sports medicine topics at Athletic Training Student Camp, June 21-23, at Kansas State University. Sponsored by K-State's department of human nutrition in the College of Human Ecology, the camp will offer experience in athletic training skills at the collegiate […]

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  • April 4, 2008

    K-State designates three new University Distinguished Professors

    MANHATTAN -- Three Kansas State University professors have been selected as the university's newest university distinguished professors, a lifetime title that represents the highest honor K-State can bestow on its faculty. The 2008 university distinguished professors are Edgar Chambers IV, director of the Sensory Analysis Center and professor of sensory analysis and consumer behavior; T.G. […]

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  • March 28, 2008

    Head of K-State's department of Human Nutrition to review National Institutes of Health grants

    MANHATTAN -- Denis M. Medeiros, professor and head of Kansas State University's department of human nutrition, has been appointed to a prestigious and powerful grant reviewing section of the National Institutes of Health. Medeiros' selection to the Integrative Nutrition and Metabolic Processes Study Section means he will review grant proposals in human nutrition for potential […]

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  • March 19, 2008

    K-State undergraduates receive scholarships for cancer research

    MANHATTAN -- Nearly 50 undergraduate students at Kansas State University are earning cancer research awards through K-State's Terry C. Johnson Center for Basic Cancer Research. The cancer research award program provides $1,000 stipends for up to 50 students per year. Their faculty mentors receive $1,000 for research expenses. Students applied for the awards in the […]

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